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Common Milkweed

Milkweed Asclepias tuberosa

Description:

Bright orange flower clusters.

Habitat:

In a prairie habitat at Drace Park in Creve Coeur area.

Notes:

Looked like it really attracted a lot of butterflies.

2 species ID suggestions

Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa Asclepias tuberosa
Common Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca Asclepias syriaca

3 Comments

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 3 years ago

Milkweed has several colors depending where it is found. I think this is Butterfly bush instead of Milkweed. Regardless it is an eyecatcher.

jefflovesval
jefflovesval 3 years ago

Hmm ok yeah I can see that now thanks!

jefflovesval
jefflovesval 3 years ago

Doesn't milkweed usually have more of a pale purple colored flower?

Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Lat: 38.62, Long: -90.45

Spotted on Jun 16, 2011
Submitted on Jun 16, 2011

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